‘Metro’ investigates how work on the mammoth light rail project has impacted Tel Aviv, one year in.
Speaking at the Israel Planners Association’s Annual Conference in Tel Aviv on Thursday, the architect and engineer is use to dealing with public ire.
"My biorhythms adapted to the train schedule – and I realized I was enjoying this way of reaching my destination."
The plans for the southern portion call for roughly 17 km. of track – 2.5 km. in Tel Aviv, 4.2 km. in Rishon Lezion, and 10.3 km. in Holon.
The agreement – which raises the salaries of most tram operators by 21.5 percent, to NIS 44 an hour through 2019 – comes one week after Light Rail workers threatened a second strike in two months.
THE light rail in Tel Aviv
The rail’s red line, which is projected to be completed in six years, is expected to eventually be a boon to the surrounding businesses.
Tel Aviv light rail is one more proof that government shouldn’t be in the business of urban projects.
The Maariv Bridge demolition: Never have so many gathered to see so few blow up so little
The demolition makes way for a light rail station at the site as part of the construction of the Red Line – the first in the new rail system – which began earlier this month.